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It is a birth defect in which on or more of the joints between the bones of your baby's skull close prematurely, before your baby's brain is fully formed. Children born with Craniosynostosis have a distinct appearance, otherwise known as the phenotype. The feature of the phenotype is determined by which particular suture is closed. The fusion of this suture causes a certain change in the shape of the skull; a deformity of the skull. The signs include: 1. A misshapen skull, with the shape of depending on which of the cranial sutures is affected 2. An abnormal feeling or disappearing ""soft spot"" on your baby's skull 3. Slow or no growth of the head as your baby grows 4. Development of a raised, hard ridge along affected sutures 5. Increased pressure within the skull (Intracranial pressure)
HOW IS CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
X rays and CT scans are best to diagnose the condition as an irregular shaped head is not always because of Craniosynostosis.
HOW IS CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS TREATED?
Mild cases of Craniosynostosis - those that involve only one suture and no underlying syndrome - may require no treatment. Skull abnormalities may become less obvious as your baby grows and develops hair. Or your paediatrician might recommend a specially molded helmet to help reshape your baby's head and allow room for your baby's brain growth. For most babies, however, surgery is the primary treatment for Craniosynostosis. The surgery may be a traditional surgery or an endoscopic surgery depending on the severity.